The homes in this area are built on fairly expansive soils, so settlement cracks are very common. Dame (the builder) had some fairly serious settlement issues with a development further west on Camino Tassajara, but Shadow Creek hasn't been nearly as bad. When purchasing a home, you always want to have a home inspection performed. A home inspection will reveal any serious foundation problems with the home that you're considering purchasing. Settlement issues almost always occur within the first 3 years after the home is built, so a good inspection on a home in Shadow Creek now should reveal any issues.
As you may already know, Shadow Creek is a great value for the money. Price per square foot, it's one of the best values in the area. Have you seen the new listing on Sun Stream Court? I just walked it yesterday and its a pretty nice home. If interested, please forward your email address and I'll send over some pictures. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. Good Luck!
Keller Williams Realty